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Salted Hash Rehashed: The weekly news recap for July 15, 2016

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    Welcome to your weekly recap of news and other interesting items. This week's Rehashed includes a video, some great examples of counterfeiting, the Olympics, problems at the FDIC, and more.

    So, let's start by talking about Ransomware. This topic has existed in the Rehashed column more than any other, but for good reason – it isn't going anywhere and it's a serious threat to business. It's mainstream too, having made a solid appearance in season two's opening episode of Mr. Robot on USA Network. I talk about it in the Salted Hash video below.

    Ransomware goes offline:


    On Thursday, Lucian Constantin wrote a story about the latest variant of Locky, a nasty bit of Ransomware that's been around for some time now, which can operate offline. Great. That's just @@@@@@@ great. It's bad enough administrators have to deal with Ransomware that requires an outside connection, now they get to deal with variants that can operate even if you clip the cord.

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